"This may seem a little awkward, but I will try my best, I am now 58 years old and have had a guitar since I was twenty years old. The most that I can say is, I can read and play music in the first position, that's it. I have had some guitar instructors (classical guitar) and they all have hit me with a lot of sheet work to practice for the next session, but I never developed, never understood why you do what you do, only get the usual, "As you play more music, you will understand music. Well I didn't. Yet when I would hear guitar music, I would be drawn back to the guitar. That has been what my guitar life has been like.
Now to get to the point. In your teaching, you showed scales and chords and how a run is actually derived from the root chord. Also, how to achieve scale and chord accomplishment up and down the fretboard. Even the composition of songs. It is as if a light bulb went off. I always asked the questions, but you have finally given me the answer. Speaking for me and anyone else that has been where I have been, thank you so much. You are way up there in Canada but you just can't imagine the frustration and stress that is now gone. You show in detail how to play songs in a simple way that a beginner or novice can feel a sort of accomplishment. That is good for us working older folk. We want to learn how to play songs that we like to hear, not what someone thinks we should hear.
You have recently given renewed inspiration to learning guitar music. For that I want to thank you. For me to write you and tell you this is not like me, but you are making a difference."
Mike Lopez, Satsuma, Alabama